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Charlotte Mason on modern education

“I am jealous for the children; every modern educational movement tends to belittle them intellectually; and none more so than a late ingenious attempt to feed normal children with the pap-meat which may (?) be good for the mentally sick: but, “To all wildly popular things comes suddenly and inexorably death, without hope of resurrection.” If […]

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Working With Your Hands

Patterns from PlanetJune, thanks to my friend Mama Squirrel at Dewey’s Treehouse. Loved this “Manual training in the public schools,” a report around 1900: “This work is founded in the new but growing faith that the whole boy should be sent to school and not a part of him; that it is not enough to […]

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Chaos in education

From a book published in 1907, a surprisingly familiar complaint about the chaos and clash of philosophies and practice in education.  A few words and phrases are dated, but change hygiene to sex ed, temperance to drugs or substance abuse, vivisectionist to nutrition advice, etc. and you can see how current it all begins to sound. , Fifteen thousand […]

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More history for CM Wonks and Geeks

I spent way too mch time on this today but I got kind of wrapped up in cool rabbit trails and connections all around. We have a Quaker thing. We have a few very cool connections with India and people working hard for good causes. We have a P.N.E.U. school in England founded by an […]

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For CM Geeks and Wonks- from In Memoriam

“Miss Mason stood, firm as a rock in the Utilitarian age, for the essentials of a Humanist education. She grew up in an atmosphere of materialism in education; that this is no longer dominant is due largely to her efforts. The fact that she had to fight for her humanist ideal braced her and called […]

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